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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 David Lee Humphries
October 8, 2013
3
The quantum computer was to blame
By Anthony Capritto
October 17, 2013
0
Quantum technology - the unlikely saviour of baseball...
By Gerald Lane Summers
November 2, 2013
3
HMS Hawking was moving many times faster than light, getting nowhere. There was only one...
By Mark Snow
September 6, 2013
4.833335
An appearance on the evening news leads to more trouble than Sidney can handle
By Chris McDevitt
November 19, 2013
5
It can be lonely out in space. Lucky he has Harry to talk to - for now
By Lynne M MacLean
November 15, 2013
4.42857
Stephen has got Theresa into his laboratory. He has no idea what he's getting himself into...
By Josh McCraney
July 27, 2013
4
Stephen is stuck in a fatal - and increasingly tiresome - loop

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