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Spider Robinson

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I don't know how that "Paul" rumour got started, but I've been correcting it for thirty years, and nobody seems to pay the slightest bit of attention to me. Maybe I'll give up and LET them mistake me for someone else, since they're so determined. If there is a Paul, maybe I can get him to pay my taxes for me. Or better yet, write the damn books…
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Spider Robinson about the rumours regarding his alleged birth name.

 
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