Vasiht'h and Jahir

The Xenopsych Case Studies are a series of episodes in the work life of Jahir Seni Galare, an Eldritch, and Vasiht'h, a Glaseah. They consist of vignettes, short stories and novellas, mostly set on Starbase Veta.


In the multicultural Alliance, aliens mingle with humans and the Pelted, gengineered offspring of human experiments, in a vast and mostly peaceful communion. The mindlinked xeno-therapists Jahir, one of the rare Eldritch, and Vasiht'h, a furred centauroid, work on a starbase teeming with members of multiple races and species, where they ply their special brand of dream-therapy on the over-stressed members of their community. These case studies are a series of vignettes about living and working among these diverse species.

Notable CharactersEdit


Jahir and Vasiht'h's relationship begins during Vasiht'h's college years on Seersana; they see their first cases there, during their internship and residencies. These are discussed in the novels.

After graduation, they move to Starbase Veta to set up practice together. Within the first year, they begin making contacts in Fleet and in the local medical community. By year 2, they make a list of Fleet-approved subcontractors.

  • Nest
  • Language
  • The Captain
  • In Dreams
  • The Sailor
  • Helplessness
  • The Harat-Shar
  • The Witness
  • The Case with the Poisoned House
  • The Tree (Holiday, Year 2. Has a gift in it from the Hinichi in the Poisoned House case)
  • Wet
  • Swimming
  • Finite
  • Piano
  • Wound
  • The Snow Maiden (or the Case with the Holiday Blues) (Holiday, Year 3.)

Six years after they set up this practice, Vasiht'h is invited on his first trip to his friend's homeworld.

  • Family

Purchase DetailsEdit

The vignettes are free to read on M.C.A. Hogarth's LiveJournal.

The case study "The Snow Maiden, or The Case With the Holiday Blues" is also available for purchase as a $.99 e-book at Smashwords and Amazon.

The novella Family is also available for purchase.

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