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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 Donald Hintz
November 27, 2013
3
Twice a year, in a small field near a hamlet called Menisino, quantum strings touchdown to planet...
By Taylor Schrage
November 14, 2013
4.761905
Preston wants to make everything better with a simple experiment
By Scott Janus
December 2, 2013
3.5
The team was full of eccentrics, but the idea that the Director possessed a time machine he used...
By Gerard Mulligan
September 24, 2013
4.375
Death was less deadly than Morton expected
By Carson Gardner
September 4, 2013
3.5
Einstein and Gödel are out on a long walk - and up to no good
By James Lovejoy
October 23, 2013
4
Madness, witchcraft or entanglement? It depends on when you live
By Mark Snow
September 6, 2013
4.833335
An appearance on the evening news leads to more trouble than Sidney can handle

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