This is a classic science fiction short story by Stanley G. Weinbaum that was originally published in Astounding Stories in 1935. This story the third story of Weinbaum's to feature the characters of Hamilton 'Ham' Hammond and Patricia Burlingame. In this instalment the pair travel to Uranus to explore its north pole where they encounter bizarre flora and fauna. This work is part of our Vintage Sci-Fi Classics Series, a series in which we are republishing some of the best stories in the genre by some of its most acclaimed authors, such as Isaac Asimov, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Robert Sheckley. Each publication is complete with a short introduction to the history of science fiction.