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 later sold a novel to Gnome Press called Infrastructure. He planned to make it the first of three volumes of novels focusing on robots. (DS9 episode: "Far Beyond the Stars")

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.

Russell based the character of Miles O'Brien on Macklin. (DS9 novelization: Far Beyond the Stars)


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