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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 Kirk Nesset
December 2, 2013
3
Blood was blood once, then it was less so, then a broth of snow and dust. We watch.
By Mantej Singh
November 14, 2013
4.5
Dr Eddington has been invited to a meeting...
By Ronald B. Voigt
August 20, 2013
2
Dimensional baseball is not for everyone - but there's a new big hitter in town
By Nick Ascroft
July 17, 2013
3.5
According to the alien, it's human language that has been holding us back
By Craig R. Saunders
November 29, 2013
4.333335
The birth of the universe was a beautiful thing, Alice says - but there was no bang
By Looney Floyd
August 15, 2013
2.75
It's hard to keep going when the world prefers trivia to technology
By Donnie Boman
November 12, 2013
4.6383
Our traveler came in the year 1501 - that is how we were able to build the machines...

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