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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 Looney Floyd
August 15, 2013
2.75
It's hard to keep going when the world prefers trivia to technology
By Gerald Lane Summers
October 14, 2013
4.4
Such are the wanderings of a scientist's mind...
By Ema Iwatsuki
November 30, 2013
3.5
What steps out of the iTeleport is not always what it seems...
By Rachel Hanks
November 22, 2013
4
There's no way anyone could have known how to target them - unless...
By Lim Han Yang Benjamen
November 11, 2013
1.8
Alice has a theory that could change anything. But does she want to?
By Shadab Hafiz Choudhury
December 1, 2013
2
"My name is Alpha, and I am the first Artificial Intelligence made from quantum computing......
By NB Richter
November 18, 2013
3.666665

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