They Were Eleven (Moto Hagio) is an excellent retro sci-fi one-shot. The fourth story (if i remember correctly) in Eiichiro Oda's Wanted! volume is memorable as well. For shoiujo, I'd go with The Kidnapping of Minja Jo's Girlfriend. It's silly, funny, and original.
Originally Posted by pseudorandom
And for futuristic space saga stand-alone chapters, definitely Yukinobu Hoshino's 2001 Nights
PS: Pseudo's choices are available in evil-empire.
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But once you conquer the world, then comes the hard part.
What kind of world would you create?