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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 Yu Kamiya
August 18, 2013
4.125
Being a Zeno programmer is surely the worst job in the world...
By Josh Winniski
December 1, 2013
3.333335
Nothing about the twins' lives made sense until that grade 12 physics teacher opened his mouth...
By Lynne M MacLean
November 15, 2013
4.42857
Stephen has got Theresa into his laboratory. He has no idea what he's getting himself into...
By Rock Blazer
December 2, 2013
2
It wasn’t always this way. For many light years I have just been gliding along in nearly empty...
By Scott Janus
December 2, 2013
3.5
The team was full of eccentrics, but the idea that the Director possessed a time machine he used...
By Denis Taillefer
October 17, 2013
3
Gerald's wife had told him Mexico wasn't safe, but he had wanted to attend this...
By Durand Welsh
November 24, 2013
3
Jackson must go undercover to hack the crooks' quantum comms

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