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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 Dennis Guy Grace
August 9, 2013
4.1
When it comes to quantum teleportation, seeing is believing
By Alan Barlow
November 25, 2013
3
He had a plan for his newly-acquired Heisenberg 3000 Home/Office Desktop Particle Collider
By Joseph A Pasquale
November 6, 2013
3
Doctor Wilson can cure regrets - but it isn't easy
By William Peterson
September 17, 2013
4.72222
Smashing atoms together might be enlightening - but it's annoying for the people who live on...
By Mark Snow
September 6, 2013
4.833335
An appearance on the evening news leads to more trouble than Sidney can handle
By David D. Stasinski
November 22, 2013
4
For over a year there have been small scale teleportation experiments. Things are about to get much...
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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