This thread is inspired by Alessan’s post in the NPR 's top 100 list thread:
I’ve decided to test what I’ll dub The Alessan Hypothesis.
So fellow dopers, if forced to choose one single work (no you can’t nominate all of The Demon Princes or the Tales of the Dying Earth or any other of Vance’s series) from Vance’s career which one would you choose and why?
I’ll start by putting up Suldrun’s Garden (the first book of the Lyonesse series). While it suffers from being only the first instalment of a trilogy its merits outweigh this and it gets my vote for the rich setting, well drawn characters and interesting plot.