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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 Jack McDevitt
November 22, 2013
4.615385
Thanks to Uncle Louie, there was no such thing as classified information anymore
By Steven Schneider
November 12, 2013
4.333335
Being someone's Grandpa provides a surprisingly deep view of the future
By Peter Michael Sullivan
December 2, 2013
4
The first quantum mobile phones had just started shipping. This was going to be great...
By Nathan W. Harter
September 27, 2013
3
A father and son discuss energy and matter, life and death
By Brian Dolton
July 24, 2013
3.25
Everything is possible - until you answer the telephone
By Shaun Kang Minghao
November 16, 2013
3
Hearing a faint echo from the multiverse can change everything
By Michael Svehla
November 30, 2013
4.214285
Larry the sentient robot is here to observe the destiny of Earth - but he's about to intervene...

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