Then he begins finding his wife "imperfect" in ways Jenny need not be, & a love story with the unreal begins, ultimately leading to a sad ending.
- Lester del Rey's "Helen O'Loy": A far more famous story of a human inventor falling in love with his feminine robot creation.
- "A man who hasn't built up a certain immunity to love through constant exposure to it is in danger of all but killed by love when the first exposure comes."
- "I wound up loving her as a human being, as a miraculous, one-of-a-kind, moody muddle of faults & virtues--part child, part woman, part goddess, & no more consistent than a putty slide-rule."
Fact sheet.First published: Kurt Vonnegut's "While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction" (2011).
Related: Stories of Kurt Vonnegut.