If anyone's chomping at the bit for more Martin, I'd highly recommend Dreamsongs Volume I and II (I know, I know...what true fan has yet to read these?!). I still can't stop thinking about Sandkings and The Pear-Shaped Man and it's been several months since I read them ;). I've also read Ken Follett's historical fiction masterpiece, The Pillars of the Earth, at G R.R.'s previous recommendation. If anyone here is looking for science fiction to tide them over, I can't recommend the Wool Omnibus and Wool Shift series enough! Just check out the Amazon reviews for Omnibus if you're in doubt.