Here's what he said about A Gutted World:
Keith DeCandido's version of Deep Space Nine, without Deep Space Nine itself, is relentlessly downbeat, with even normally optimistic characters forced into decisions that they would much prefer not to make. It's a tribute to DeCandido that the various captains’ (and others’) decisions seem perfectly within character, even as the galaxy falls apart around them. Recommended, albeit depressing.
Yeah, that about sums it up. *chuckle*