When Shadows Fall, published in 1948 in Startling Stories

“When Shadows Fall”
by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: July 1948

Original publication: Startling Stories

Genre: Science Fiction

Story description: Earth is on the brink of extinction. Its fate lies in the hands of three individuals who are in conflict, leaving the supreme power of words as the only hope for survival.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title When Shadows Fall.