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Winds of Winter release date ‘confirmed’ by maths whizz with clever Game of Thrones equation

A MATHS genius believes he has figured out when the next Game of Thrones books will finally be released.

Fans have been desperately waiting for the next instalment in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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George RR Martin's last book in the series came out in 2011Credit: Getty

The last book, A Dance With Dragons, was released over ten years ago now.

But Reddit user and maths whizz Zupadan thinks they may have worked it out.

And if they're right, the next book, Winds of Winter, could be available very soon.

According to a special prediction model using polynomials, the next part should be unleashed next year, in 2023.

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But before you celebrate, the prediction puts the 7th in the series, A Dream of Spring, much further out.

They reckon it could be as late as 2065.

However, that would make author George RR Martin 117-years-old.

"Here's hoping he's the oldest person alive," Zupadan said.

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"It's not as old as I thought he would be when I saw the answer was 2065."

Of course, the Reddit user is well aware it is just a mathematical prediction.

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"You can't actually figure out when the books are coming out with maths," he told one Reddit user.

So here's hoping his prediction for book six is correct, while the projected date for book seven can be a mistake.

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The model used to predict next book's releaseCredit: Reddit / Zupadan

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