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  • n. Plural form of viral.


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  • It forms part of Labour plans to "take the fight to the web", with ministers fielding questions in online forums, such as the price comparison website moneysupermarket. com and "virals" - internet spoofs designed to be emailed between friends - increasingly sitting alongside conventional party political broadcasts.

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  • We then get some thrilling battle scenes between humans and 'virals' set in a shopping mall and the surrounding countryside which is much more in the vein of the Fallout computer games and possibly Dawn of the Dead, whilst the idea of humanity cowering behind walls from the threat beyond recalls Carrie Ryan's recent novel The Forest of Hands and Teeth and its sequel.

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  • "The Passage" starts as an apocalyptic thriller that "ends our civilization" in 32 minutes and in a relatively short time turns most surviving humans into the "virals" described above, at least in North America, and then it morphs into a post-apocalyptic SF novel of discovery, exploration and survival.

    "The Passage" by Justin Cronin (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)

  • Should the strategy center around microsites or blogs, "virals" or sponsored links, Twitter feeds or Facebook widgets?

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  • Cronin has imagined a frighteningly believable future in which the human race has been nearly wiped out by "virals," superstrong mutants who only come out at night and live on the flesh of humans and other large mammals.

    The Seattle Times

  • In "The Passage" (Ballantine Books, $26), a 766-page sprawling summer read, Justin Cronin delivers a twisted vampire tale fueled by government myopia and paranoia, the perfect incarnation for bloodsuckers ( "virals" in Cronin's parlance) in the post-9/11 world.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • One of the few bands of survivors is the Colony, a FEMA-established island of safety bunkered behind massive banks of lights that repel the "virals," or "dracs" - but a small group realizes that the aging technological defenses will soon fail.

    Publishers Weekly - Children's Books News

  • I agree that growing up as the few isolated humans that have to defend daily, or better put nightly their home - "virals" after all are pseudo-vampires so have a problem with sunlight - will skew the worldview of our heroes and what they consider "routine", but even so the lack of urgency in their actions feels somewhat contrived and then later events I would not want to spoil seem also in contradiction with the presented colony stability of almost 100 years.

    "The Passage" by Justin Cronin (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)

  • And the last of the short-version virals: Noby Noby Boy, the PS3 follow-up to Keita Takahashi's cult classic Katamari Damacy, in which the low-res boy performs reaches his stretching point and pops into his bands of alternating colors.

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  • In a lot of cases, H1N1 is proving resistant to these anti-virals.

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