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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 Thom Dunn
October 17, 2013
4.42857
Owning a time machine is a big responsibility
By Kendra Smith
December 2, 2013
2.5
The sound of crying infants fill the Operator’s ears. Dozens of newborns filter into the center...
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 K. Von Kraemer DeWitt
September 20, 2013
3.77778
Munoc the tabby appeared from nowhere - or so it seems
By Dave Carraher
July 17, 2013
2.625
Erwin and his Cat are in the midst of an experiment
By Michael Miller and Barry Levine
November 3, 2013
0
Their worlds are still connected, but not for long
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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