I agree with Skywalker
. You certainly don't have to read everything
but go in chronological order for what you do read. To that end, Rogue Planet
definitely takes place after The Phantom Menace
. I strongly disliked the novel, but it is unfortunately important to The New Jedi Order. I haven't read either Outbound Flight
or Survivor's Quest
, but again I'd recommend chronological order. SQ takes place so far along the post-ROTJ timeline that it really should be read in its correct place for a proper understanding of where the characters are in their lives. I would have to assume jumping from OF straight to SQ would be a bit jarring if you don't have prior experience with events that take place in the intervening years.