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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 Nicole B Roy
December 1, 2013
3
You can only be destroyed and recreated so many times before pieces of you get lost in the transfer...
By Daniel J. Neumann
October 14, 2013
3
RimorNet brings the wonderful quantum world to you for entertainment
By Melvin Schindler
July 19, 2013
3.833335
Simon's expertise included knowing which particular reality would go with sushi
By James W. Keeter
October 8, 2013
4.444445
Robert is converted
By Scott Janus
December 2, 2013
3.5
The team was full of eccentrics, but the idea that the Director possessed a time machine he used...
By Richard Lewis
September 17, 2013
3.166665
Humans are about to take their first voyage across the void
By Christopher Roy
October 15, 2013
3
No one should mess with an 11 year old boy who can alter the fabric of reality

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