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Vanity Fair (UK) [1868]

Ran regular serials; merges with Hearth and Home.

Issues & Index Sources

  7-Nov-1868 – 1914
  1914 – Jun-1928, as Vanity Fair and Hearth and Home


  Thomas Bowles to 1889; Arthur Evans to 1904, then Harmsworth


  Thomas Bowles to 1889, A.G. Witherby to 1900, Oliver Fry to 1904, B. Fletcher Robinson to 1907, Frank Harris to 1911, T.R. Allinson to 1913


  initially large tabloid (folio)





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

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