Mr Stephen Theaker, ex Chair of the British Fantasy Society, has made a number of silly comments supporting Muriel Gray. His most recent [Dec 2010] is;- “Muriel Grey somehow resists the temptation to throw Geoff Widders in a grinder...”… Normally I would not concern myself with comments that are clearly biased and which carry no element of truth, but, as the recording of Muriel Gray telling her lies to the audience were made at the annual convention of the BFS and Mr Theaker is a member of that society, then I have to wonder about the following;- How can anybody support Muriel Gray in this instance? – a rich, powerful and successful person who, instead of allowing examination of the simple question, “Which book was written first?” chose to conceal her lies and insults, employing a team of lawyers to protect her from having to appear in court. My website hewasanutter.com remains on the internet, its pages including, “Muriel Gray lied to the audience” are pre-eminent in any
8 Sept 2010 Jim Steel has now added to his article Ansible 275 . He describes it as an, "attempt to summarize a long story" - it was not a summary, it was a deliberate attempt to ridicule and distort the true facts.
I wrote to HarperCollins and said, "she's stolen my story." Muriel Gray told the audience that my book was, "practically the double" but then lied to the audience about the dates. She lied that I wrote my book "long after" hers. Why did she lie?