Dean Benjamin McLaughlin, Jr. (born 1931) 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".
He has a novella, "Tenbrook of Mars," in the July/August 2008 issue of Analog.