Домашние собрания, социальные сети и биографическая стратегия А.Г. Громовой (1916—1981)
This article reconstructs for the first time the biography of Ariadna Gromova (1916—1981), a Soviet science fiction writer, literary critic and translator. Gromova’s case serves as material for analysis of the interaction between official literary institutions, on the one hand, and the informal social networks and communicative spaces widespread in the late USSR on the other. In Gromova’s social surroundings, networks of poets from Kiev, science fiction writers, and Western scholars and criticists interested in Soviet science fiction have been identified. The author emphasizes that Gromova’s ability to be a cultural manager and intermediary agent who connected different social networks contributed to the success of her literary career and the development of “sociophilosophical” movement in Soviet science fiction, despite the serious opposition from the censors and ideological institutions.