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Variant

Total Issues: 4

Fanzine - the official magazine of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1947 – ?
Publishers:   Allison Williams, Philadelphia
Editors:   Allison Williams
Related Sites:   Fancyclopedia 3

Varieties

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

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Publishers

  James Henderson

Editors

  Alfred W. Barratt?

Pagecounts

  32pp

Frequency

  weekly

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

Publishers

  Ace Magazines

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Frequency

  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
Website:   thevarsity.ca

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
Website:   www.varsity.co.uk

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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Vastarien

A source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2018 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Grimscribe Press
Editors:   Matt Cardin & Jon Padgett
Prices:   $20.00
Website:   www.vastarien-journal.com

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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Vector

Total Issues: 1

One-shot fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1952
Editors:   Harlan Ellison & Jim Schrieber

Velocities

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

Publishers

  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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