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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 Joshua Nieubuurt
November 19, 2013
3.2
Which is worse - men or machines?
By Kevlin Henney
December 2, 2013
4.5
Curiouser and curiouser: a cloud of smoke and probability surrounded the caterpillar. And Alice was...
By Douglas A. Smith Ph.D.
October 9, 2013
3.5
The cat isn't convinced about the quantum world. Will curiosity kill the cat?
By Looney Floyd
August 15, 2013
2.75
It's hard to keep going when the world prefers trivia to technology
By Peter Klier
September 23, 2013
3.666665
I was a young upstart scientist with some crazy theories, and now I needed to forget
By James G Bruce III
September 5, 2013
4.813955
A dying man recounts the strange encounters of his past
By Diane Marie Taylor
September 4, 2013
4
They say that travel broadens the mind, but mind-travel can accomplish more than that

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