I've finished the second book in 3-in-1 Octavia Butler omnibus book I'm reading, Lilith's Brood, and I'm working on the third, Imago. So up around 600 pages I guess. Incredible stuff. What a writer she is. Again, I am totally feelin' that MacArthur Foundation grant she was awarded... like whoah, was it deserved. Her humans, her aliens, her human-alien hybrids, her dialog -- it all seems to realistic to me, leaves me amazed.
There are quite a few more of her books I'd like to read, like the books that come after Wild Seed, which I read last year, but I think I'll have to wait just a bit so I can soak in this one when I'm done. I have a Le Guin 3-in-1 book to read anyway (plus I want to read at least the main Earthsea books before that mini-series comes out on SciFi).