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|      image_caption = ''Factsheet Five'' #25, February 1988, featuring cover art by Freddie Baer
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|      image_caption = ''Factsheet Five'' #25, February 1988, <br/>featuring cover art by Freddie Baer
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|            editor = [[Mike Gunderloy]] ("Æditor", 1982-1991)<br/>Hudson Luce (1991)<br/>R. Seth Friedman (1992-1998)
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|            editor = R. Seth Friedman (1992-1998)
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|    previous_editor = [[Mike Gunderloy]] ("Æditor", 1982-1991), Hudson Luce (1991)
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|          category = [[Zine]] reviews & culture
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|        circulation = 10,500/issue (as of 1991)<ref name="FF44">{{Citation |year=1991 |month=August |periodical=Factsheet Five |issue=44 |pages=1|issn=0890-6823}}</ref>
 
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|          category = [[Zine]] reviews & culture
 
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|            company = [[Pretzel Press]] (?-1991)
 
|          publisher = Mike Gunderloy (1982-1991)<br/>Hudson Luce (1991)<br/>R. Seth Friedman (1992-1998)
|          publisher = Mike Gunderloy (1982-1991)<br/>Hudson Luce (1991)<br/>R. Seth Friedman (1992-1998)
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|         firstdate = 1982<ref name="worldofzines">{{Citation |last=Gunderloy |first=Mike |coauthors=Cari Goldberg Janice |title=The World of Zines |origdate= |origyear= |origmonth= |url= |format= |accessdate= |year=1992 |publisher=Penguin Group |location=New York |isbn=0-14-016720-X |pages=4 |chapter=Introduction}}</ref>
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|         firstdate = 1982
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|           company = [[Pretzel Press]] (?-1991)
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|            country = United States of America
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|          language = English
|            website = [http://www.factsheet5.org factsheet5.org]
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'''''Factsheet Five''''' was a periodical mostly consisting of short reviews of privately produced printed matter along with contact details of the editors and publishers.
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'''Factsheet Five''' was a periodical mostly consisting of short reviews of privately produced printed matter along with contact details of the editors and publishers.
   
   
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In the 1980s and early 1990s, its comprehensive reviews (literally thousands in each issue) made it the most important publication in its field, heralding the wider spread of what would eventually be called [[fanzine]] or [[zine]] culture.  Before the widespread adoption of the web and e-mail beginning around 1994, publications such as ''Factsheet Five'' formed a vital directory for connecting like-minded people.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, its comprehensive reviews (literally thousands in each issue) made it the most important publication in its field, heralding the wider spread of what would eventually be called [[fanzine]] or [[zine]] culture.  Before the widespread adoption of the web and e-mail beginning around 1994, publications such as ''Factsheet Five'' formed a vital directory for connecting like-minded people.
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(Compare to the periodical ''[[Sound Choice]]'' in the [[cassette culture]].)
(Compare to the periodical ''[[Sound Choice]]'' in the [[cassette culture]].)
   
   
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The magazine was originally published in 1982 by [[Mike Gunderloy]] on a [[spirit duplicator]] in his bedroom while he lived in an [[Alhambra, California]] [[slanshack]].  The original focus was [[science fiction fanzines]] (the title comes from a short story by science fiction author [[John Brunner (novelist)|John Brunner]]).  Gunderloy later moved to [[Rensselaer, New York]], where he continued to publish. By 1987, he was running a zine [[Bulletin board system|BBS]], one of the first associated with an underground publication.<ref>{{Citation
 
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}}</ref>  In 1990, Cari Goldberg Janice and (briefly) Jacob Rabinowitz joined as co-editors.<ref name="FF38">{{Citation |year=1990 |month=October |periodical=Factsheet Five |issue=38 |pages=15|issn=0890-6823}}</ref>  Gunderloy quit publishing ''Factsheet Five'' following the completion of Issue #44 in 1991.<ref name="worldofzines"/> 
 
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Hudson Luce purchased the rights to ''Factsheet Five'' and published a single issue, Issue #45, with the help of BBS enthusiast Bill Paulouskas, cartoonist Ben Gordon, writer [[Jim Knipfel]], and artist [[Mark Bloch]], who had authored a [[mail art]]-related column called "Net Works" during the Gunderloy years.<ref>{{Citation
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The magazine was originally published in 1982 by [[Mike Gunderloy]] on a [[spirit duplicator]] in his bedroom while he lived in an [[Alhambra, California]] [[slanshack]].  The original focus was [[science fiction fanzines]] (the title comes from a short story by science fiction author [[John Brunner (novelist)|John Brunner]]).  Gunderloy later moved to [[Rensselaer, New York]], where he continued to publish. By 1987, he was running a zine [[Bulletin board system|BBS]], one of the first associated with an underground publication.<ref>[http://www.operationphoenixrecords.com/flipsideissue53_9FactsheetFiveandZineList.pdf "Factsheet Five: The fanzine fanzine"], ''Flipside'' (Issue #53, 1987)</ref>  In 1990, Cari Goldberg Janice and (briefly) Jacob Rabinowitz joined as co-editors.<ref>''Factsheet Five''(38): 15, October 1990, ISSN 0890-6823</ref>  Gunderloy quit publishing ''Factsheet Five'' following the completion of Issue #44 in 1991.<ref>Gunderloy, Mike; Cari Goldberg Janice (1992), "Introduction", The World of Zines, New York: Penguin Group, pp. 4, ISBN 0-14-016720-X</ref> 
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Hudson Luce purchased the rights to ''Factsheet Five'' and published a single issue, Issue #45, with the help of BBS enthusiast Bill Paulouskas, cartoonist Ben Gordon, writer [[Jim Knipfel]], and artist [[Mark Bloch]], who had authored a [[mail art]]-related column called "Net Works" during the Gunderloy years.<ref>Grumman, Bob (1998-10-07), [http://www.comprepoetica.com/newblog/blog00880.html ''Daily Notes on Poetry & Related Matters'']</ref>
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R. Seth Friedman then published the magazine for five years in San Francisco, with the help of Christopher Becker and Jerod Pore, until Issue #64 in 1998.  Circulation grew to 16,000 during that time.<ref>Van Vleet, Michael (1998-10-07), [http://www.sfweekly.com/1998-10-07/news/farewell-factsheet-5/1/ "Farewell, Factsheet 5?"], ''SF Weekly''</ref>
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R. Seth Friedman then published the magazine for five years in San Francisco, with the help of Christopher Becker and Jerod Pore, until Issue #64 in 1998.  Circulation grew to 16,000 during that time.<ref>{{Citation
 
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Gunderloy currently works as a computer programmer and farmer. He co-authored the book ''SQL Server 7 in Record Time'' ISBN 0-7821-2155-1.
Gunderloy currently works as a computer programmer and farmer. He co-authored the book ''SQL Server 7 in Record Time'' ISBN 0-7821-2155-1.
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Jerod Pore collected articles and reviews from the print version of ''Factsheet Five'', and with them produced ''Factsheet Five - Electric'', one of the first zines to use the Usenet newsgroup [[alt.zines]].  Beginning in the late 1980s, Gunderloy and Pore also established a substantial online presence on the [[WELL (virtual community)|WELL]], an influential, private dial-up BBS.
Jerod Pore collected articles and reviews from the print version of ''Factsheet Five'', and with them produced ''Factsheet Five - Electric'', one of the first zines to use the Usenet newsgroup [[alt.zines]].  Beginning in the late 1980s, Gunderloy and Pore also established a substantial online presence on the [[WELL (virtual community)|WELL]], an influential, private dial-up BBS.
   
   
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Three books were published based on ''Factsheet Five'':  ''How to Publish a Fanzine'' by Gunderloy (1988; [[Loompanics]]), ''The World of Zines'', by Gunderloy and Janice (1992; Penguin) ISBN 0-14-016720-X, and ''The Factsheet Five Zine Reader'' by Friedman (1997; Three Rivers Press) ISBN 0-609-80001-9.  Until 1989, Gunderloy collected and, in turn, made available several versions of the [[Gemstone File]].  A number of Gunderloy's zine reviews from ''Factsheet Five'' also appeared in edited form in ''[[High Weirdness by Mail]].''
Three books were published based on ''Factsheet Five'':  ''How to Publish a Fanzine'' by Gunderloy (1988; [[Loompanics]]), ''The World of Zines'', by Gunderloy and Janice (1992; Penguin) ISBN 0-14-016720-X, and ''The Factsheet Five Zine Reader'' by Friedman (1997; Three Rivers Press) ISBN 0-609-80001-9.  Until 1989, Gunderloy collected and, in turn, made available several versions of the [[Gemstone File]].  A number of Gunderloy's zine reviews from ''Factsheet Five'' also appeared in edited form in ''[[High Weirdness by Mail]].''
   
   
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Mike Gunderloy's Factsheet Five Collection of over 10,000 zines and [[mail art]] is now held at the [[New York State Library]] and Archives in [[Albany, New York]], where it occupies 300 cubic feet.<ref>[http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/friends/nysln497.htm#Zine A Zine Lover's Dream]</ref>   
Mike Gunderloy's Factsheet Five Collection of over 10,000 zines and [[mail art]] is now held at the [[New York State Library]] and Archives in [[Albany, New York]], where it occupies 300 cubic feet.<ref>[http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/friends/nysln497.htm#Zine A Zine Lover's Dream]</ref>   
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However, only about 4000 zines in the collection have been cataloged.<ref>{{cite journal}}{{Citation
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However, only about 4000 zines in the collection have been cataloged.<ref> Gardner, Jeremy (May 2009), [http://www.librarystudentjournal.org/index.php/lsj/article/viewArticle/101/245 "Zines in the academic library: a literature review"], ''Library Student Journal'', retrieved 2010-06-13.</ref>
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About 1/4 of the zines in the collection are listed on Excelsior, the New York State Library's electronic catalog; staff of the Manuscripts & Special Collection can help locate other items.<ref>Janowsky, C. (June 2009), [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyla2009/non-catalog-collections.pdf ''NYSL Collections That Are Not in the Library’s Online Catalog''], retrieved 2010-06-13
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240 zines that R. Seth Friedman donated are in the collection of the San Francisco Public Library.<ref>[http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/librarylocations/main/bookarts/zines/zinehist.htm Little Maga/Zine Collection History, San Francisco Public Library]</ref>
240 zines that R. Seth Friedman donated are in the collection of the San Francisco Public Library.<ref>[http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/librarylocations/main/bookarts/zines/zinehist.htm Little Maga/Zine Collection History, San Francisco Public Library]</ref>
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* [http://www.zinebook.com/resource/chep.html Libraries Preserve the Latest Trend in Publishing: Zines by Ron Chepesiuk]
* [http://www.zinebook.com/resource/chep.html Libraries Preserve the Latest Trend in Publishing: Zines by Ron Chepesiuk]
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== External links==
== External links==
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Wikisource has original text related to this article: [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Factsheet_Five Wikisource:Factsheet Five]
* [http://www.factsheet5.org Factsheet5.org]
* [http://www.factsheet5.org Factsheet5.org]
* [http://zinewiki.com/Factsheet_Five Factsheet Five] at [[ZineWiki]]
* [http://zinewiki.com/Factsheet_Five Factsheet Five] at [[ZineWiki]]
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