Albert Macklin was a Human male who lived in the 20th century. In the 1950s, he was a writer who wrote science fiction stories for the Incredible Tales of Scientific Wonder magazine in New York City. Macklin was particularly fond of robots, writing about them almost exclusively.
A shy man with a stammer, Macklin's professed preference for robots over Humans was based largely on their being "uncomplicated". His stories included "Federation and Empire", "1001: First Odyssey" and "Me, Android".
Macklin read Benny Russell's Deep Space Nine story and, after Douglas Pabst refused to publish it, suggested that Russell make the story a dream. Although Herbert Rossoff believed that making it a dream undermined the story, Pabst did not take his opinion into consideration.
Macklin once worked as a mechanical engineer. He was of the belief that robots could not hurt humans and had written several laws in his stories to that effect.