Variant World was a science fiction fanzine published by Sheldon Deretchin.
Released in the 1950s, Variant World was published in Brooklyn. New York, U.S.A. At least seven issues appeared, the first issue in April 1952.
Contributors of writing included Charles Catania, Fred Chappell, Marion Cox (The Femizine), Douglas Mitchell, and David Rike.
Contributors of cover and interior artwork included David Rike, among others.
John Ledyard, in the December 1952 issue of Peon, writes, " Mimeographed.Very nice. Material by Charles Catania, 1Marion Cox, Douglas Mitchell, Fred Chappell, David Rike, and others. The cover and interior cartoons by Rike are very cleverly done. A lot of the material pertains to club doings, but is interesting nevertheless. There are two stories on the same theme in this issue~ though; which rather fouls up the zine's balance. Seems to be sort of a humor~zine, though not of the QUANDRY-CONFUSION type. You'll have to try it yourself to see what I mean."
Variant World was distributed through the Fantasy Amateur Press Association.