Whenever I write about ebooks, folks leave comments praising Baen Books and their new-media publishing savvy. That's definitely a company I wouldn't mind supporting with my reading dollars. However...
Except for my five-year cycle of re-reading all of Robert Heinlein's juvies and most of his grown-up stuff*, I don't read much science fiction. And I don't read fantasy at all. So how about some recommendations, folks? Which beloved dog-earred paperback would you loan to a guy who enjoys Heinlein, some Arthur C. Clarke, and the occasional hit of John Scalzi?
*One go-around with I Will Fear No Evil when I was young and foolish was quite enough, and Farnham's Freehold might be the single-most depressing bit of speculative fiction not written in Russian.