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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 Niels Christian Alstrup
December 2, 2013
4.5
Fox has Organic Decoherence Deficiency Syndrome. He's seen his doctor about it - and he thinks...
By Danielle Hart
November 22, 2013
0
Is Mikey a zombie, or is he not?
By Tom Ransom
December 2, 2013
5
The source of Tom's feeling of inner warmth is... what?
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
4.115385
A classic spy tale with a quantum twist by researcher Dagomir Kaszlikowski.
By Yu Kamiya
August 18, 2013
4.125
Being a Zeno programmer is surely the worst job in the world...
By William Small
October 6, 2013
3
Would Spencer wake up in time to take control of his experiment on the quantum foam?
By Dan O'Brien
August 29, 2013
4
A man awakes knowing his name, but little else...

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