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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 David Macdougall
November 18, 2013
0
Richard is trying something new, weird and wonderful...
By Matt Swayne
November 23, 2013
3
Kurt wakes up to a world of new possibilities
By Lim Han Yang Benjamen
November 11, 2013
1.8
Alice has a theory that could change anything. But does she want to?
By Teh Kok Tiong
November 30, 2013
4.142855
A few days ago, the test chimps' mass had collapsed on materializing. This time, with a human...
By stephen clyde cole jr.
November 20, 2013
0
David gets entangled on his ultimate vacation
By Michael Lubov
September 28, 2013
3.666665
Now the device has been tested, the question is what to 'disappear' next
By Niels Christian Alstrup
December 2, 2013
4.5
Fox has Organic Decoherence Deficiency Syndrome. He's seen his doctor about it - and he thinks...

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