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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 James Myers
November 4, 2013
3.75
It was an experiment to probe the nature of reality. No one was meant to get rich, and no one was...
By Jon Lee Brown
August 29, 2013
3
Two brothers invent a machine that will change humanity forever
By HP Kiner
November 21, 2013
4.57143
True to the warnings of Gore and Hansen, Earth was no longer able to sustain all its inhabitants...
By Lindsay Fisher
August 12, 2013
4.2
The master of the quantum world knows exactly how to get what he wants...
By Jonathan Edward Bryant
August 14, 2013
4.439025
Herman Bexley is a complex individual, with a secret best kept to a trusted few...
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 Steven Cain
December 1, 2013
2.666665
Scientists would love to have this power of mine, but I don't know how to use it safely...

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