Author Bradbury Suffers Stroke

Ray Bradbury, author of the science fiction classics Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, is recovering from a stroke at his Palm Springs home.

Bradbury, 79, had the "slight stroke" on Nov. 6 as he and his wife were heading to their part-time home in Palm Springs from Los Angeles, Maggie Bradbury told the Desert Sun of Palm Springs

The story was also reported in Daily Variety, which quoted his longtime friend, the producer John Dayton, as saying the author lost partial use of his right side in the stroke but was expected to make a full recovery.

Variety columnist Army Archerd quoted Dayton as saying Bradbury, 79, was as "sharp as ever."

Bradbury has written dozens of books and screenplays, including such novels as The Illustrated Man and Something Wicked This Way Comes, which, like Fahrenheit 451, were also made into films.

Bradbury, who was born in Waukegan, Illinois, had his first short story published at the age of 21. He lives in the desert resort community of Palm Springs, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

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