Vanations was a science fiction fanzine by Norman G. Browne published in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Six issues of this title were released, the first appearing in June 1952, issue 4 in February 1953, issue 4 in April 1953, and the last in July 1953.
Norman Browne had previously started the Vancouver SF Club in Vancouver, B.C., and had co-edited the club's fanzine Hibited Happenings for three issues. He was midway through producing the first issue of his own fanzine and had printed the cover, with photographs by Frank Stephens, in Vancouver, when he moved to Edmonton, where the rest of the issue was produced.
Artwork was contributed by Richard Bergeron (Warhoon) (cover #4), Jack Harness (cover #5), Orville Mosher, and Naaman Peterson (cover #3).
Contributions included a one act play, The Tree, by Fred Chappell, which appeared in issue 5.
Other written contributions came from Rita Adams, R.J. Banks (Utopian), Robert Bloch, Neil Blum, John Gold Bixby, Jr., Alastair Cameron, Tod Cavanaugh, Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Richard E. Geis, Glen Godwin, Charles Gregory, Nobert Hirschhorn (Tyrann), Art Huseboe, Janie Lamb (later editor of The Heiskell Holler), L.L. Layton, Claude Plum, Alfred W. Purdy, Phil Rasch, Graham Stone, Larry Touzinsky (Fan To See), Wally Weber (Cry of the Nameless), Neil Wood, and Paul Wyskowski (later editor of Ergo Sum).
Vanations was a member of "Fanvariety Enterprises", an affiliation of fan publishers put together by Max Keasler and Bill Venable. It included such publications as Max Keasler's Opus, Bill Venable's The Pendulum, Harlan Ellison's Science Fantasy Bulletin, Dave English's Fantasias, Bob Farnham and Nan Gerding's The Chigger Patch of Fandom, Nobert Hirschhorn's Tyrann, Ian MacAuley's Cosmag, SF by John Magnus, Joel Nydahl's Vega, and Starlanes by Nan Gerding and Orma McCormick.