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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 William Small
October 6, 2013
3
Would Spencer wake up in time to take control of his experiment on the quantum foam?
By James W. Keeter
October 8, 2013
4.444445
Robert is converted
By Bartłomiej Foryś
November 30, 2013
3
There's so many ways that pick-up moment can go wrong - but one where it goes right
By Nguyen Hoang Minh Khang
November 27, 2013
4.296295
With his wife in a seven-month coma, Tom has a difficult choice to make
By Yu Kamiya
October 8, 2013
4.2
I am known as a lone scientist but I should acknowledge the contributions of my human colleagues...
By Paul Celmer
July 24, 2013
4.125
Surviving a rocket crash wasn't easy, but surviving Jessica might be far more difficult...
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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