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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 Brian Soejadi
November 11, 2013
4.857145
It is the 22nd century, and we have yet to succeed in contacting intelligent alien beings...
By Zunaid Omair
November 9, 2013
2.666665
Can quantum theory be applied to murder?
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 Claire Roddy
November 21, 2013
0
Baseball gets tough when you can't know someone's position and their velocity
By David Dunn
September 10, 2013
4.333335
At the Olive Garden restaurant, there are many worlds, but only one menu
By Algot Runeman
July 17, 2013
3.25
Hurry! It's time to close off the quantum transmission gate
By William Peterson
September 17, 2013
4.72222
Smashing atoms together might be enlightening - but it's annoying for the people who live on...

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