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A librarian and writer, Elaine Cuyegkeng lives with her partner in Melbourne, working feverishly on her first novel. She is possessed of two tiny familiars, shelves full of magnificent books, and items of immense geekery. She loves myths and fairy tales, and occasionally dabbles in their making. “The Widow and the Princess of the Dwende” is her first short story with Usok.

Birthday:: 24 June 1983

Favorite Genres::
Steampunk and mythpunk


X-men, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Trek, DC Comics, Marvel, White Collar

Currently Reading

Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente, The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett, and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Body of Work

The Widow and the Princess of the Dwende“, Usok #2, November 3, 2010.

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Rocket Kapre is an imprint of Eight Ray Sun Publishing Inc. (a new Philippine-based publisher), dedicated to bringing the very best of Philippine Speculative Fiction in English to a worldwide audience by means of digital distribution. More info can be found at our About section at the top of the page.