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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 Richard Lewis
September 17, 2013
3.166665
Humans are about to take their first voyage across the void
By Brian Crawford
October 22, 2013
4.63889
Rider Quinn has set up the ultimate physics stunt, and Q-Day is almost here
By David D. Stasinski
November 22, 2013
4
For over a year there have been small scale teleportation experiments. Things are about to get much...
By Alicia Genois-Trudel
December 1, 2013
2
The only way to play football when you can't see the players or the ball is to have a strategy
By Larry Davis
September 6, 2013
4.625
Adam and Eve don't need cellphones, but that's only the start of it...
By Craig Anderson Thomson
November 10, 2013
3.5
Murdo is tired of the sand in his sandwiches, but today could be the day...
By William Horace Herndon
November 20, 2013
1
There was dissent among Fluk's disciples although they'd accepted the idea of "many...

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