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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 Algot Runeman
July 17, 2013
3.25
Hurry! It's time to close off the quantum transmission gate
By Betony Adams
November 12, 2013
4.037035
The casino lights are as relentless as a headache, but God lingers anyway. These days, he can...
By Stephen Bakalyar
December 1, 2013
4.411765
Dr King and Dr Banning try to get past their disagreement about quantum theory
By Bill Boston
November 12, 2013
0
He's just another quantum tourist on the Science Factory Strip, but maybe not for long...
By Chris McDevitt
November 19, 2013
5
It can be lonely out in space. Lucky he has Harry to talk to - for now
By Lazer Fuerst
August 26, 2013
2.5
Entering writing competitions can get you into dangerous places...
By Dennis Guy Grace
August 9, 2013
4.1
When it comes to quantum teleportation, seeing is believing

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