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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 K. Von Kraemer DeWitt
September 20, 2013
4.125
Munoc the tabby appeared from nowhere - or so it seems
By William Small
October 6, 2013
3
Would Spencer wake up in time to take control of his experiment on the quantum foam?
By Madelyn Peterson
November 21, 2013
0
What are these teachers up to?
By Gene Pozniak
November 10, 2013
4.69136
Professor Smith is looking for clues to the nature of the universe. She's just found one...
By David Lee Humphries
October 8, 2013
3
The quantum computer was to blame
By Monya Baker
December 1, 2013
4.714285
At first they thought hypertime wouldn't work for humans. They were wrong
By Isaac Gantwerk Mayer
August 23, 2013
4
Would you know if you were travelling through the multiverse?

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