It's 1861...

and Thaddeus Lowe has a dream as big as an ocean.


He thinks he's found a way to make the first trans-Atlantic flight — until it blows him into the middle of

the Civil War.

So Lowe starts a spy agency like the world has never known. But he soon learns the Yankees don't have a patent on ingenuity.


There was a smirk playing at the corners of his mouth, but no joy in his eyes. They had the cold, gray look of breaking ice.

"Meet Methuselah Montaine McBacon, inventor and navigator from the Deep South."


Discover history's steampunk heroes

The Ups and Downs of Thaddeus Lowe is a steampunk retelling of the Civil War - a tale of daredevil inventors and bizarre technology that changed our country's future.