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Anna McNamee introduces the last of three specially commissioned stories in the Future Anatomies season being broadcast on Mondays in March on The Strand as part of The Human Race Season on BBC World Service.

These short stories imagine the emotional and social implications of developments in medicine and biotechnology in the near future.

Today: Wasteland, Wasteland, Wasteland by American author Claire Vaye Watkins.

With the arrival of an enigmatic visitor, a tight-knit community living on the edge of a nuclear waste dump in the future, is transformed.

Reader: Laurel Lefkow.

Photo of Claire Vaye Watkins by Lily Glass.

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Tue 27 Mar 2012 08:32 GMT