I'd always wondered what the fuss was about regarding Larry Niven, but it's no surprise after reading that one.
One of the few SF books I've kept is Niven's "All the Myriad Ways", a collection of shorts; great stuff. "Man of Steel, Women of Kleenex" is absolutely hilarious.
I rarely read fiction anymore, but after seeing the LOTR trilogy again last weekend, I'm having a hankerin' for "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever", a six-book series I read as a teenager. Anyone else familiar with this series? I remember LOVING it; I'm curious to see if it's as good as I remember it to be. It's about a guy in modern times who has leprosy; he keeps blacking out and waking up in this other fantasy world, where everyone thinks he's a hero. He cuts back and forth between the two worlds, and thinks it's all a dream, but plays along anyway... Great stuff.