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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 Dennis D. Hill
September 17, 2013
4.69231
Vellan and Alioth are about to make a desperate attempt to outlive the Universe
By Cliff David Eissmer
November 11, 2013
2
If the world is ending tomorrow...
By Jerry Robertson
December 1, 2013
3.75
Somewhere, everywhere, sentient beings are sitting in bars trying to figure out the true nature of...
By Robert Voight
September 24, 2013
3.77778
Only the cockroach is safe when the coffee runs out
By Claire Roddy
November 21, 2013
0
Baseball gets tough when you can't know someone's position and their velocity
By Kieran Lyons
November 28, 2013
2
There might be many other worlds, but he has to live in this one - and live with all its history
By Michael Svehla
November 30, 2013
4.214285
Larry the sentient robot is here to observe the destiny of Earth - but he's about to intervene...

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