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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. 

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By Daniel J. Neumann
October 14, 2013
3
RimorNet brings the wonderful quantum world to you for entertainment
By Joseph W. Poczatek
December 2, 2013
4
On Zachary's desk is a golden record - just like the one we sent on the Voyager spacecraft....
By Rachel Hanks
November 22, 2013
4
There's no way anyone could have known how to target them - unless...
By Malcolm White
November 28, 2013
5
The Professor gets help from the strangest place, his future self
By Dennis Guy Grace
August 9, 2013
4.1
When it comes to quantum teleportation, seeing is believing
By Claire Stoffers
November 22, 2013
3
A kidnapping ends in tragedy...
By RICHARD DEVITT
December 2, 2013
3
As he steps into the beam of his particle accelerator, Kyle is about to experience a bittersweet...

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