Predator and Prey
When a fiction writer posits a situation for which there is no real world example a host of complications presents themselves but also a host of possibilities. This is especially true whenever an author posits a culture, or cultures, that includes sentient predators and prey. Do they all get along in inexplicable harmony with mysterious meat appearing to feed the predators? Do they somehow justify the deaths and work around them? Do they have strict laws governing the eating or prey or are there specific non-sentient species that are allowed to be consumed? Sometimes the predators are the villains, sometimes not. It is a fun and complex exploration that can become slapstick or high philosophy as the story demands. Most insectoid predators are protrayed as evil
Betty Adams is an up and coming author with a bent for science and Sci-fi.