BiographyDean Benjamin McLaughlin, Jr. is an American science fiction writer. He was the son of astronomer Dean B. McLaughlin.
His best known work is 'Hawk Among the Sparrows' (1968), which was nominated for both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award for Best Novella. It concerns a late-20th century fighter plane which travels through time, and tries to contend with World War I aircraft. Other works include Dawn (1980), a novel inspired by Isaac Asimov's 'Nightfall'.