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The winners

We've announced the winners of our competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction - go read the six prize-winning stories!

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The results!

Our judges have picked the best of the best entries to the Quantum Shorts competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction, and we've got prizes for six fantastic stories.

To see the full list of winners and to read what the judges had to say about the winning stories, go to our announcement page.

As a preview, we're thrilled to announce that first prize in the Open International category goes to “The Knight of Infinity”. This story also claims the People’s Choice award, with 46% of the vote in our public poll on the shortlist.

We hope you've enjoyed reading the Quantum Shorts stories as much as we have! We want to say a big thank you to all the writers who entered the competition. We received over 500 entries, which took inspiration from the quantum world in many weird and wonderful ways. We're hoping to do something special with the shortlisted stories and a few more of our favourites: stay subscribed to our newsletter for updates.

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By Elizabeth Teoh
November 22, 2013
They say that the universe is a dark, vast place...
By Erik Iversen
November 30, 2013
Is the ability to freeze time, to inspect and observe, a blessing or a curse?
By Matt Swayne
November 23, 2013
Kurt wakes up to a world of new possibilities
By John H. Fikus, Ph.D.
November 7, 2013
It was indifferent to the tyranny of distance, but this new entangled network had a tyranny all its...
By Zlatko Vasilkoski
December 1, 2013
Physicists are not all talk after all...
By Kieran Lyons
November 28, 2013
There might be many other worlds, but he has to live in this one - and live with all its history
By Nicholas Wang Shanlu
November 29, 2013
The experiment looked like a failure - but the world is full of surprises...