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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 Jonathan Loke Chieh Hahn
November 30, 2013
3
There remained a few humans who were still haunted by feelings. I was one of those who were born...
By Carson Gardner
September 4, 2013
3.5
Einstein and Gödel are out on a long walk - and up to no good
By Erinna Mettler
November 13, 2013
4
They haven’t invented a teleportation device - nothing is what it seems
By Diego Alcoz
November 30, 2013
4
Leonid Karliskov had never ended an assignment before he started it...
By Daniel J. Neumann
October 14, 2013
3
RimorNet brings the wonderful quantum world to you for entertainment
By Jim Warrenfeltz
November 28, 2013
3
The creature was in sight. Should they fire the Quantum Transmission Rifle?
By Erik Niklas
November 28, 2013
3
Only Sarah knew what her parents had built in that bunker. Was she brave enough to use it?

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