I have been into the NJO from the beginning and I refuse to believe Chewie is dead. I'm half-way through Rebirth and it talked about Sernpidal and Jaina mentioning silently to herself "somewhere under that rubble is Chewie..." Now I know I'm grasping at straws here but, what if, just what if, the Vong captured Chewie's body in a gesture of respect for the heroic and honorable way he was supposedly killed. They do use slaves for their war campaign. I know I haven't finished the book but didn't it say that a world ship was being grown on the planet or something to that affect? If I am mistaken please forgive me.