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Vanity Fair (UK) [1949]

A British version of the American title (which was not actually extant in 1949, but revived later).

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – ?
Publishers:   Conde Nast, London
Formats:   big slick
Frequency:   monthly

Vanity Fair Series

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   Edward Brandus
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Vargo Statten Science Fiction Magazine

Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources

  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #4, 1954 – v1 #5, 1954, as Vargo Statten British Science Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index
  v1 #6, 1954 – v1 #12, 1955, as British Science Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index
  v2 #1, 1955 – v2 #7, 1955, as British Space Fiction Magazine: Science Fiction Index


  Scion to Nov-1954 then Dragon Publications, Luton.


  Alistair Paterson to Nov-1954, then John Russell Fearn


  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: small pulp
  v1 #4, 1954 – v1 #9, 1954: large digest
  v1 #11, 1955 – v2 #7, 1955: pocketbook




  v1 #1, 1954 – v1 #3, 1954: 64pp
  v1 #4, 1954 – v2 #7, 1955: 128pp


  mostly monthly, but gaps

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Total Issues: 127

Split into two 16 page sections, 1-24 includes Story Varieties supplement which becomes Pictorial Varieties supplement with issue 25.

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Feb-1893 – 25-Jul-1896

#becomes The Garland


  James Henderson


  Alfred W. Barratt?





Variety Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 8+8=16

Promising "12 stories for 10c", Variety Detective Magazine only lasted for 8 issues before changing to Lone Wolf Detective Magazine under which it ran for a further 8 years until wartime shortages brought it to an end.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1938 – Dec-1939: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Feb-1940 – Apr-1941, as Lone Wolf Detective Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2


  Ace Magazines


  standard pulp




  mostly bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Variety Love Stories

Total Issues: 54

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938 – May-1949: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Periodical House, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Variety Love Stories (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Variety Love Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  late 1940s
Formats:   pulp
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Variety Novels Magazine

Total Issues: 1

Probably changed to 12 Adventure Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1938: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Ace Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Variety Sports Magazine

see under 12 Sports Aces

Variety Story Magazine

Total Issues: 2

Probably changed to 10 Action Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1938 – Oct-1938: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Magazine Publishers, Inc. (Ace Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Variety Western

see under Super Western

The Varsity Magazine

The University of Toronto's Student Newspaper.

Issues & Index Sources:  1880 – present

Varsity (UK)

Cambridge University student newspaper which published J.G. Ballard's first short story, "The Violent Noon" (26 May 1951).

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1947 – present
Frequency:   weekly?
Related Sites:   Wikipedia

Varsity (US)

Subtitled "The Young Man's Magazine" it usually had a piece of ficion in each issue including Theodore Sturgeon's "Wham Bop!" (November 1947) and often featured artwork by Harvey Kurtzman.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1947 – 1951?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Parents' Institute, Inc., 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago
Editors:   Jeremiah Tax
Prices:   20c
Frequency:   bimonthly (monthly in late 1949)
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VB Tech Journal

A programmer's technical publication that regularly featured fiction in the first volume (only).

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1995 – Dec-1997: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Sep-1995)
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Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1982 – #5, 1988: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Velocities, Berkeley, CA
Editors:   Andrew Joron
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The Velvet Vampyre

Small press horror fiction magazine, produced on behalf of The Vampyre Society.

Issues & Index Sources

  in 1990s, as Vampires
  in 1990s, as The Velvet Vampyre


  The Vampyre Society, 9 Edgar Rd. Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0NJ

Vengeance Shorts

Total Issues: 2

Small pamphlet magazines offering "Thrilling Tales of Crime and Punishment" issued toward the end of the Second World War when paper rationing was at its height.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1945 – May-1946: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   digest
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
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