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Science-fiction museum to open in Washington, D.C.

Fans of Captain Kirk and Captain Nemo unite: A new science-fiction museum coming to Washington, D.C.

Its creators announced plans for the museum, which will cover a broad sampling of science fiction across literature, television, film, music, video games and art, on Nov. 4. They hope to open a preview space within a year, and launch the full museum in the beginning of 2017.

“There really wasn’t a comprehensive science-fiction museum here in the United States or internationally,” said Greg Viggiano, executive director of the new venture. “I thought, maybe somebody should do something about this,” Viggiano told LiveScience.

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Ray Bradbury Square

Downtown L.A. square to be named for Ray Bradbury

 PHOTOS: Ray Bradbury | 1920 - 2012

Los Angeles City Council members are scheduled Thursday to dedicate a square outside the Central Library to Ray Bradbury, the late science fiction writer who spent much of his life in Southern California.

Ray Bradbury Square is scheduled to be dedicated at 2 p.m. at the intersection of 5th and Flower streets downtown, according to Councilman Jose Huizar’s office. Bradbury was the author of 27 novels and story collections, including “Fahrenheit 451” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and more than 600 short stories.

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